Timothy M. Rohan
Timothy Rohan first became interested in modern architecture
as an undergraduate at Yale University. He then worked in the
Architecture and Design Department at the Museum of Modern Art,
NY, gave regular gallery talks on modern and contemporary art
at the Whitney Museum of American Art, and completed his dissertation
at Harvard University (PhD ’01) on the American architect
Paul Rudolph. His particular area of research is the architecture,
theory and urbanism of the 1950s and 60s, but he is interested
in all that pertains to “architecture culture” and
the “built environment.” He has published some articles
on Paul Rudolph, an essay on the early 20th c. architect Edwin
Lutyens and is working on other related articles about the post-WW
Each year, he teaches an introductory class on the
history of architecture (191A) as well as surveys of the nineteenth
and twentieth centuries (531 & 532) and a graduate seminar.
He encourages students in his classes to discover the connections
between architecture’s major themes and local buildings
that they can experience for themselves.
"Lutyens, the Miniature and the Gigantic," Lutyens Abroad.
Edited by Gavin Stamp and Andrew Hopkins (Rome: The British School
at Rome, 2002) p. 115-128.
“Canon and Anti-Canon: On the Rise and Fall
of the A + A,” Harvard Design Magazine, June 2001, no. 14,
"The Dangers of Eclecticism: Paul Rudolph's
Jewett Arts Center," Anxious Modernisms: Experimentation
in Postwar Architectural Culture. Edited by Sarah Williams Goldhagen
and Réjean Legault (Montreal: Canadian Centre for Architecture
& the MIT Press, 2000), p. 191-214.
"Rendering the Surface: Paul Rudolph's Art
& Architecture Building at Yale,"
Grey Room. Vol. 1, no. 1, Fall 2000, p. 84-107.
"Public and Private Spectacles: Paul Rudolph's
Manhattan Penthouse, 1977-1999"
Casabella. Vol. 673/674, December 1999, p. 138-149.
Associate Professor of Art History
Graduate Program Director
Timothy M. Rohan
Art History Program
Department of Art, Architecture & Art History
Bartlett Hall, UMass
130 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 0l003-9269